Private family graveside committal services for Charles Irvin Ulsh, 91, who passed away May 25, will be Friday at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.
He was born July 14, 1928, in rural Peabody, a son of Roy Gerald and Frances Gladys Slater Ulsh.
Irvin attended eight years of school at Pleasant Valley District 46, southeast of Peabody, and graduated from Peabody High School in 1946.
Irvin lived with his family southeast of Peabody in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1950, the Ulsh family moved to a rented farm in the Oil Valley area 5½ miles east of Elbing. The Ulsh family farmed and raised and fed cattle for 43 years.
Irvin chose to continue with the farming operation his parents started and enjoyed every day on the farm, as well as his farming and ranching/agricultural friends.
Irvin retired from farming and moved to Newton with his sister, Maxine, in 1993.
Family gatherings on the farm with Irvin’s brother and sister and their families were wonderful times.
Irvin often mentioned he enjoyed living during this period of technology and enjoyed learning about computers, cell phones, and simulated farming.
Irvin was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Frances Ulsh; sister, Irene Campbell; and brother, Lawrence Ulsh.
Irvin is survived by sister Maxine Ulsh, nephew Marc (and wife Carol) Campbell, niece Priscilla (and husband Chris) Tiger, niece Phyllis (and husband Don) Hasty, niece Anita (and husband Kent) Muhs, niece Lois (and husband Darrin) Cox, eight grandnieces, 13 grandnephews, seven great-grandnieces, and seven great-grandnephews.
Memorial for Irvin is established at Harry Hynes Hospice Center, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.